STANHOPE - Barney D. Hunts, 77, of Stanhope, died Friday, March 21, 2014, at Merry Heart Care Center in Succasunna.
Born in Rehoboth, N.M., Mr. Hunts lived in Tucson, Ariz., California, and then Mountain Lakes for 30 years before moving to Stanhope in 2000. He served in the Air Force during the Korean War
Mr. Hunts worked as a corporate officer of electronic/science research for various companies including General Dynamics, Frieden, Singer, Allied-Signal and Ragen Corporations, retiring as president of Circuit Technology in Long Island, N.Y. He was passionate about creating things and as a result, held many patents for the various companies he worked for. After retirement, he joined his sons working at the Stump Factory in Ledgewood.
Mr. Hunts was a member of the American Legion and the Lake Musconetcong Regional Planning Board. He enjoyed being outdoors, especially hiking and traveling.
He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Janice; three sons, Greg Hunts and wife, Carole Devereux, of La Center, Wash., Doug Hunts and wife, Sylvia, of Stanhope, and Jeff Hunts, also of Stanhope; his daughter, Sherry Hayward and husband, Read, of Benicia, Calif.; a brother, Larry Hunts, of Medford, Ore.; and nine grandchildren, Justin, Ryan, Alexandra, Samantha and John Hunts, Michelle Seabury, and Daisy, Lily and Rowan Hayward.
A memorial gathering will be held at the American Legion Post 278 in Stanhope on Saturday, May 10, from 3 to 5:30 p.m.
Memorial donations in Mr. Hunts' name would be greatly appreciated to assist with upkeep and preservation of the lake he loved and may be sent to Lake Musconetcong Regional Planning Board, PO Box 308, Stanhope NJ 07874.
Messages of condolence may be sent through www.NetcongFuneral.com